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Child Study/Early Childhood Education

Director's Credential

The Connecticut Director's Credential is a credential for Early Childhood professionals in administrative roles and for students who want to become Early Childhood Administrators. Most students finish the required courses in one year or less.

Goodwin College offers all courses that will lead up to the Director’s Credential. Upon completion of the courses, students must have 12 to 15 credits in specified courses (see below), meet the educational requirements, and core areas of knowledge in order to pursue the CT Director's Credential.

The specified courses can be taken by students as part of a degree program or as a non-matriculated student.

Course Number Course Name Credits Core Areas of Knowledge that meet requirements for Director’s Credential
ECE 350* Administration and Supervision for Early Childhood Programs 3 Initial Comprehensive course in Administration and Supervision
ECE 315 Family, School and Community Partnerships 3 Community, School, and Family Relations
ECE 370 Leadership and Mentoring in Early Childhood 3 Leadership Skills
BUS 115 Human Resources Management 3 Personnel Management and Staff Development
ACC 101 Introduction to Accounting OR   Budget/Fiscal Management
ACC 110 Applied Accounting 3  

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* All students must take ECE 350 for the credential

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